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Schultz Makes Major League Debut

April 20, 2007

PHOENIX - Lion Michael Schultz (1998-00), who won three West Coast Conference titles with LMU baseball, was called up to the Arizona Diamondbacks Thursday from Triple-A Tucson. Schultz joined the Diamondbacks in San Francisco for their weekend series against the Giants and made his major league debut Friday.

Schultz threw a scoreless eighth inning in his major league debut, allowing one hit while striking out one. Schultz faced just three batters, allowing a leadoff bloop single to Ray Durham, but getting Bengie Molina to ground into a double play before striking out Pedro Feliz to end the inning.

The right-handed Schultz was a second round draft pick of Arizona in the 2000 MLB draft. The 1998 All-American and WCC Pitcher of the Year helped LMU to three straight conference titles in 1998, 1999, and 2000.

He still ranks second all-time at LMU in career innings pitched (447.1) and third in strikeouts (332), racking up both those totals in just three seasons of collegiate ball.

He finished his LMU career with 25 career victories, including 11 complete games.

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